Author D.L. Nighly’s new book “The Vekaiyun” is a riveting work of dystopian fiction imagining a bleak and engineered future in which few dare to even hope for salvation

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Recent release "The Vekaiyun" from Page Publishing author D.L. Nightly is a fictional tale set in a grim world of young soldiers whose overriding goal is to serve the state in whatever capacity necessary. As readers journey into the book, they may witness a new world unfold, one where individual choice becomes a perilous endeavor that risks the very salvation of Vekaiyu.

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D.L. Nighly, a semi-accomplished scientist who enjoys writing as a hobby and a good swim from time to time, has completed his new book “The Vekaiyun”: a chilling portrait of authoritarianism taken to its most extreme expression.

Nighly writes, “It exists. At least, it has to exist, right? Somewhere between the wild expanse of the unknown and teetering on the scale of unrestrained innovation and morality must exist a specimen capable of complete and utter submission to the Vekaiyun Ideal. Maybe there exists more than one specimen. Perhaps these specimens, if they exist, merely need to be conditioned, controlled, and taught from an early age to bend to the wills and wants of the state. Azsur Venavle and his array of like-minded generals longed for such devoted subjects; therefore, it was made so.

One such individual, Ikrisia Levinile, known as Number Eight, is among such rootless specimens and is a peculiar study. Though a child, she is quick to grasp advanced concepts, and like her groupmates, she is a capable tactician. She was made that way, after all. Any vestige of compassion or emotional weaknesses appears to have been corrected, leaving a clean slate ready to accept the dogma of the all-important Vekaiyun state under Venavle’s rule, thereby ensuring his regime and those like his will remain intact for years to come.

Or so it appears. Specimens can have souls. They are more than a simple line of data tested against an algorithm of conditioned responses. Perhaps there’s something more to this Ikrisia Levinile that the analysts missed. Perhaps there’s another side that the cold hands of Azsur Venavle’s subordinates haven’t grasped. Perhaps a change is slowly forming against the horizon. Somewhere between the lines and existing only as harmless anomalies, an independent soul, an entity apart from the supplements and indoctrinations, exists. It exists. At least, it has to exist, right?”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, D.L. Nighly’s engrossing book is a thought-provoking exploration of free will and what it truly means to be human.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Vekaiyun” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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